JAB was born nearly 14 years ago and was created by James Mason and Antonio Salgado, two best friends who combined their experience and love of photography, fine art, interior design and fashion. They started with one camera, one lens and a laptop but more importantly a hunger to achieve great things. 14 years on, JAB is now at the forefront of London based event photography with a superior team of talented and experienced photographers, who share a love for giving only the very best. JAB quickly gained a reputation in the industry for being the one to call if you needed the peace of mind that the job was going to be done well, with images being delivered quickly with nothing overlooked. JAB has the reliability and personality that has became synonymous to their brand and offers a boutique service that is second to none.
Meet the Team
A co-founder of JAB, James is instrumental in driving JAB further on its path to success. He is constantly aware of maintaining certain standards of service which set JAB a part from the rest, and is always keen to look for ways to keep JAB going from strength to strength. His friendly and positive nature allows him to generate an ever increasing client base and nurture existing relationships so that each and every client knows that their needs will always be taken care of. He has an unbridled desire to keep JAB at the top of it’s game, and does this by leading the team with the help of Antonio in never failing to leave a positive impact on any event or project JAB have been involved in. He is known to be charming and accommodating, always going that extra mile to achieve great results. He has always set his sights high and has known from a very young age that he wanted his own business, something James is very proud of accomplishing. His inspiration is his family and this gives him the strength needed to work hard every day, creating the life he has always wanted.
A co-founder of JAB and the anchor that keeps all things running smoothly, his methodical nature allows for all the i’s to be dotted and the t’s to be crossed, which plays a large part in our clients experience and the knowing that they’re in safe hands if Antonio is shooting their event. Antonio is never fazed and takes things in his stride, never missing that all important shot. His calm and considered approach gives all of our clients the valuable peace of mind that their brief will be covered completely! Don’t let Antonio’s reserved nature fool you, this boy can party as hard as they come, often being the last one standing, although he is now a family man, devoted husband and father. Antonio is dependable, solid and always gets the job done effortlessly with an instinct that has been honed over the last 14 years. Oh by the way, he is a bloody good photographer too….
No one works harder than Adam, he is the grafter, the enthusiastic go to guy and the star of the show. From day one he has been keen to learn, uses his initiative and only needs to be shown things once before he takes it on board and then masters it. He is constantly happy and brings a unique and positive energy to the team that is infectious. His learning curve defies gravity and has seen him come from being a great photographer to one of the best in his field. No situation is too great for him to conquer and he welcomes a challenge with open arms as he likes to achieve his potential in whatever he does. He is grounded, intuitive an knows exactly whats needed to make a difference – he is someone you want on your team. He is amazing with clients, has a remarkably likeable character with a carefree nature. He is kind and will always go that extra mile – a real pleasure to have on board and is an essential ingredient that makes JAB just that extra bit special.
Firstly Chris is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, thoughtful, compassionate and puts others first, always wanting to help or assist in someway which has proven invaluable in making JAB’s service one of a kind. He cares about his work, setting the bench mark very high for the standard of work that comes out of JAB. He is young, driven and talented with no limits on what he can achieve. His ability to learn has seen his skill set go from strength to strength making him a valued part of JAB’s core team. We will see Chris develop and grow with JAB as he is on the path to great things, his attention to detail and unparalleled work ethic are just a few of his positive traits but by far the most beneficial to us all, is his considered opinions and judgement which makes him the perfect element in the growth of JAB and how we improve on client experience. He is the youngest member of the team but his character brings a wealth of experience that is worth it’s weight gold.
“They take amazing photographs”
James Mullinger - GQ
“Come rain or shine, they’re always there”
Kaulai Harwood-Scorer, Director - Wardman Communications (working exclusively for Audi UK)
“JAB is our go to event photographer, reliable, discreet and great shots every time.”
Sophie Barrett, PR Manager of Links of London
“JAB has provided a stylish and creative service that only a true professional could execute so beautifully… a guaranteed reliable source across all events.”
Chantel Stephen, PR Manager, L’Oréal Professionnel
“JAB Promotions are the most professional photographic team on the circuit.”
Mark Moody, Social Editor of OK! Magazine
“Their pictures are always of a great quality.”
Alistair Graham, Director of emc3
“Every one of their photographers work tirelessly to capture the required shots.”
Every one of their photographers work tirelessly to capture the required shots, often going above and beyond what is required. They also have a true sense of what will make news ensuring that the images they capture end up on news pages globally.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and we have done many times with clients now using their services across the board.”
Laura Wood, Partner at The Brooklyn Brothers PR for Range Rover
“.. their warmth and charm puts guests immediately at ease”
Laura Barnett, Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity
“Discreet, Charming and very Professional.”